Mohammad Pulok

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. I have completed PhD in Health Economics from University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) was the health system partner of my PhD research. 

My areas of research interest are equity in health and healthcare, health economics, development economics, and applied microeconometrics. I collaborate with researchers from public health, epidemiology, medical sociology, and geriatric medicine for developing an interdisciplinary research trajectory.

I have enriched my academic background and research experience by studying and working in several universities across the four continents. Download the CV

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EDUCATION

PhD in Health Economics: 2019

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

Examination Committee: Professor Owen O’Donnell and Professor Stephen Birch

Visiting PhD Student: 2018

Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, the University of Toronto, Canada

MSc. in Health Economics and Policy: 2012

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain

MSc. in Economics: 2011

Stockholm University, Sweden

EMPLOYMENT

Postdoctoral Research Fellow:  2018- present

Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

PhD Fellow: 2016-17

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australia

Casual Academic: 2016-2017

UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Research Assistant:  2014- 2015

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), , the Netherlands

Research Assistant:  2014

Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lecturer:  2012- 2014

Department of Economics, Southeast University, Bangladesh

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Peoples’ Choice award, UTS Business School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, Australia: 2018

Publication Prize, UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia: 2018

UTS Business School PhD Thesis Edit Fund, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia: 2018

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) fellowship, the University of Toronto, Canada: 2018

UTS Business School Research Student Award, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia: 2017

International Research Scholarship, University of Technology Sydney (UTS): 2015-2018

PhD Scholarship, Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), Australia: 2015-2108

Travel and relocation grant, Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), Australia: 2015

UNU-WIDER research grant on the political economy of social protection systems, Finland: 2015

PhD Fellowship, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark: 2015 (declined)

Research Stay Grant, Aarhus University Research Foundation, Denmark: 2014

World Health Organization (WHO) Conference Award: 2013

La Caixa foundation-Barcelona Graduate School of Economics Merit Scholarship, Spain: 2011-2012

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Uddin, J., Pulok, M.H., Johnson, R.B., Rana, J., and Baker, E. (2019) “Association between child marriage and institutional delivery care services use in Bangladesh: Intersections between education and place of residence”; Public Health, 171:6-14
  2. Pulok, M.H., Uddin, J., Enemark, U. and Hossin M.Z (2018) “Socioeconomic inequality of maternal healthcare use: An analysis of regional variation from Bangladesh”; Health and Place, 52:205-214
  3. Uddin, J., Hossin M.Z and Pulok, M.H. (2017) “Couple’s concordance and discordance in household decision-making and married women’s contraceptive use in Bangladesh”; BMC Women’s Health, 17:107
  4. Pulok, M.H. and Ahmed, M.U (2017) “Does corruption matter for economic development? Long run evidence from Bangladesh”; International Journal of Social Economics, 44(3), 350-361
  5. Pulok, M.H., Sabah, M.Nu., Uddin, J. and Enemark, U. (2016) “Progress in the utilisation of antenatal and delivery care services in Bangladesh: Where does the equity gap lie?”; BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), 200
  6. Pulok, M.H., Sabah, M.Nu and Enemark, U. (2016) “Socioeconomic inequalities of child malnutrition in Bangladesh”; International Journal of Social Economics, 43(12), 1439-1459
  7. Uddin, J., Pulok, M.H. and Sabah, M.Nu. (2016) “Correlates of unmet need for contraception in Bangladesh: Does couples’ concordance in household decision-making matter?”; Contraception, 94 (1),18-26
  8. Ahmed, M.U and Pulok, M.H. (2013) “The Role of Political Stability on Economic Performance: The Case of Bangladesh”; Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 34(3), 61-100
  9. Pulok, M.H. (2012) “Revisiting Health and Income Inequality Relationship: Evidence from Developing Countries”; Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 33(4), 25-62

WORKING PAPERS

  1. Murshed, S.M, Badiuzzaman, M. and Pulok, M.H. (2017) “Fiscal capacity and social protection expenditure in developing nations” WIDER Working Paper 2017/60. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.
  2. Murshed, S.M, Badiuzzaman, M, & Pulok, M.H. (2015). “Revisiting the role of the resource curse in shaping institutions and growth“. ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 605, pp. 1–28). International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

The 39th Canadian Geriatrics Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), Halifax, Canada: 2019

Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, the University of Sydney, Australia: 2018

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) seminar series, Toronto, Canada: 2018

UTS Business School PhD Conference, Sydney, Australia: 2017

The 39th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Sydney, Australia: 2017

Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, the University of Sydney, Australia: 2017

The 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA), Boston, USA: 2017

Emerging Trend in Digital Health Conference, Sydney, Australia: 2017

The CMCRC Health Market Quality program inaugural Health Fest, Sydney, Australia: 2016

The CMCRC Health Conference – Improving Health through Data Analytics: Sydney, Australia: 2015

Invited speaker on “Inequity, health and economics: What are the policy implications?”, the 8th World Health Organization (WHO) Global Conference on Health Promotion: Helsinki, Finland: 2013